Based on the letter “S” anachronistic print Seb Lester combines hundreds of characters into one decorated form. The metal-coloured font on black paper captures an incredibly long period of time, from prehistory to the Dark Ages to the Renaissance and to the present day. Look closely and you will see fragments of rock art, Egyptian hieroglyphs, smileys, and modern logos.
A painter and calligrapher living in Lewes, England, is steering his efforts towards the detailed marginal and flourishing of illuminated manuscripts. “I have spent two decades studying the most beautiful examples of intricate letterform and ornamental design I can find. This letter ‘S’ is arguably the most intricate letterform that has ever been drawn,” he shares.
Lester has produced a limited edition of 150 gold prints, which are now available in his shop. Watch the video below to see all the shimmering tricks and follow the artist on Instagram to keep up with his latest releases.